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Linux Vs Windows

<![CDATA[Linux vs Windows is a never ending debate and i am going to tell you my thoughts on this popular discussion and maybe change your mind about the two Operating systems. Linux is a great operating system considering its free and it actually offers some things that window's doesn't offer. Linux is one of the least used operating systems according to that graph . Though this is true i think its more because people don’t even know what Linux is because its free. I think that Linux offers a lot of different and better changes than what windows has but Windows is a equally as good operating system and arguably better if you know have a way of getting it or you just like the feel of it more and understand it. Linux is different in a lot of different ways then Windows and some of these things are Linux has basically no viruses and Windows can still get them. New computers running Windows have constant problems that people have complained about and are still not being fixed. When you first get a computer running Windows there are a lot of random tabs that constantly open asking you to subscribe and get these free games,apps and services that you later find out aren’t free and were just a free 30 day trial. So besides paying for this Windows operating system now you don’t even get free apps and services when you buy the OS. However when you’re on a Linux computer none of these things happen and your free Operating system is still free because you didn’t have to buy random things.
Linux is free and windows can cost $119-$200 depending on if you get the pro version or just the original.Linux doesn’t have to wait as long for bugs to be fixed or problems because its constantly being updated and changed which is nice. Windows is also constantly being updated but Linux is just slightly faster.You can change what your desktop is going to look like in Linux. Windows doesn’t really need to change what its desktop looks like because it already looks really good but that’s just another feature windows doesn’t have. Windows is a really good operating system but i don’t know if its worth that much money to have. Linux is free however as i already mentioned and does some things windows cant do and can do. Linux however doesn’t look as good in my opinion and if you are used to windows or any of the other Windows versions then it might be a weird switch to Linux. Linux has its own problems however. Linux is open source which means that you can change what it does yourself and this can be bad. Its not too big of a deal because changing it is all your choice and if you do something bad and change it a certain way then its your fault not Linux’s.
Overall I really like Linux and think that its a really good operating system. I think that Linux might not be good on our school PC’s because people are used to windows and might not know how to navigate Linux or just mess around with it all the time rather than doing their work. It might not be bad at our school’s if there was a class on it and people could learn how to use it first. I think it wouldn’t be good though on our school PC’s we just need to stick to Windows. I think the main reason why i haven’t used Linux before is because my brothers always got windows free from their colleges so they would just get me windows for free and i would just use it and i had nothing wrong with it. I might consider installing Linux if i get a newer computer just to try it out and see what its all about. I am kinda curious to see what it has to offer. My overall thought on Linux is that its a great operating system but it is one i think you need to know about before you use it and if you have windows then it isn’t really necessary to switch over unless you just absolutely don’t like windows at all which isn’t the case for most people. If you don’t have windows or any other operating system i would definitely consider using Linux since its free and you can get it right away.
I’ve talked a lot about Linux i feel that its better at the end of the day because it offers more then what Windows does and  When it comes down to it I don’t want to spend money on Windows operating system when i can get Linux that’s free and offers just as much and has some things that Windows needs. Windows i will say has a more User Friendly feel and look to it but other than that i cant really find what it has going better for it than Linux. It doesn’t really offer much more than what Linux already has. So this is why I think that Linux is just a better Operating System.]]>